10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hocking’s Newest Store Homegrown on Main
Get creative and learn more about Hocking Hills' new visitor center, art shop and workshop hub in downtown Logan.
- Homegrown on Main was created to help fulfill community member and artisan needs after their marketplace and all of their artwork was lost in the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge Fire.
- All of the artwork at Homegrown on Main is and must be handmade to be featured in the store.
- Every piece is created by a local artist and tourism association member. The store currently features about 33 creators including woodwork, glass work, pottery, knitting, photography, basketry, painting/drawing and more.
- In fact, the center emphasizes support and encouragement for the community and its artists, offering a 15 percent commission to artists for each piece sold in the store.
- The store coincides with efforts to bring more attractions downtown, including Saturdays on Main, which feature live music, a farmer’s market, artisans and more throughout the warm summer months.
- The new visitor center also offers a series of workshops at the store to give everyone a chance to channel their inner Picasso. (More information, including the schedule is available on explorehockinghills.com/events or the Homegrown on Main Facebook page.)
- Before Homegrown on Main, the location has been a few different stores (Chick Boutique, Jeansville & Hammons Men’s Clothing Shop), it has been a political party head quarters and 1 Hour Martinizing (dry cleaning) in a prior life.
- The store has become a new opportunity for our volunteers, a different venue for them to help with visitors.
- This site also serves as office area for our staff.
- Homegrown on Main has not only shopping for high quality handmade wares, it has: candy station, charging station, Hemlock Hero T’s, cool atmosphere and friendly staff.
Posted: August 28, 2017